Mavis Marmora Israel agrees to pay for deaths

Meeting a longstanding Turkish demand, Netanyahu apologized for the deaths of nine activists aboard the Turkish ship and promised to pay compensation to their families, according to a statement from his office. [June 4, 2010]

Mavis Marmora
Ship Type: Passenger
Year Built: 1994
Length x Breadth: 93 m X 20 m
DeadWeight: 525 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 13.8 / 9.6 knots
Flag: Comoros [KM]
Call Sign: D6FU2
IMO: 9005869, MMSI: 616952000

MAVI MARMARA Comoros D6FM6 2010-05-22
MAVI MARMARA Turkey TCBY 2010-05-01

The party with legal jurisdiction over the event - is the Comoros Islands. The cargo ship was purchased for $800,000. “No ship-owner consented to lease theirs for the campaign"

Although there was a remote chance Israel could attack the ships, Bülent Yıldırım said before departing, the prospect was unlikely, adding that such action would the equivalent of attacking a consulate, which would have severe consequences for relations between the countries.

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